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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

"If this building is an exemplar, it isn’t so much about sustainable construction as, perhaps, an example of how we all should be living..." (Kevin McLoud, Grand Designs, Ch4)

This luxurious self-catering eco-holiday home blends 21st century eco-living with traditional craftsmanship and building techniques. The house is earth sheltered and south facing.

It transforms the elements of earth and sun to warm and cool the house passively. The exterior is made of wood, glass and stone while the sensuous interior is plastered with lime. The accommodation benefits from all rooms being light and warm, with doors to the terrace. Comfort and style go hand in hand with the state of the art salvage designer kitchen and luxury bath and shower. There are two ultra efficient woodburners and thick berber and designer rugs cover the floors throughout.

In winter the house becomes a cosy winter retreat, with a private view of the changing seasons and broadband you need almost never leave the house at all!

Ecotechnologies and good design deliver power, hot water, rainwater and of course a steady comfortable temperature, but the house mainly functions like any normal house.

Featured on TV show 'Grand Designs 2009', the house is set in an acre of garden, surrounded by mature oak trees and is connected to a further 4 acres of ancient woodland and massive boulders which drop down to a stream directly behind the house. Many an evening can be spent on the terrace or in the house, watching the sunset and the rich birdlife. It is a true retreat from the busyness of modern life, and a chance to simply be in nature.

Kevin McLoud has rated the accommodation in his top 5 houses in all the 'Grand Designs' series so far, and now you can experience the beauty, individuality and inspiration this house has to offer for yourself.

Special things to do and see here:
Walking & cycling: Central Brittany is an area of outstanding natural and historical beauty. Ancient megalithic stone placements, castles, waterfalls and churches abound. There are many routes for walking and cycling in the area. We can provide maps and bicycles for cycling and suggestions of where to go.

Other activities:
- Horse-riding
- Canoeing
- Swimming
- Foraging
- Mushrooming
- Tree-climbing
- Fishing

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Brest 114 km, Nearest railway: Carhaix Plougher 28 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

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